This section gives an overview of the range of drawing tools available to the architect, with an emphasis on the representational techniques that may inspire students and professionals alike. The approach taken here is to assume that the computer is only one tool among many others. It explores traditional techniques as well as inprinciple guides to CAD software in order to recover the breadth of expression still available to the architect. This is bound not to be exhaustive: it is intended only to cover some key practical tools that can be augmented with reference to other material, printed or online.

In dealing with digital media, the emphasis is to outline principles and approaches to working with certain types of processes and ...

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